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  • Provenance

    Galleria De' Foscherari, Bologna

  • Catalogue Essay

    Graham Sutherland’s early investigations in painting began in his mid-thirties, primarily painting unusual and romantic abstract landscapes, portraits, and still- lifes. The artist found artistic stimulation in contemporary movements such as Surrealism, yet in in his later work, of which the present lot is prime example, the inspiration of the Southern French landscape as well as the influence of Francis Bacon, whom he befriended in the late 1940s, is without doubt portrayed. The quirky organic forms in Two Forms in Terraced Landscape reveal Sutherland’s inspirations and influences.

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Two Forms in a Terraced Landscape

1951
Oil and graphite on canvas.

20 x 36 in. (50.8 x 91.4 cm).
Signed and dated "G. Sutherland 1951" upper left; titled "Two Forms in a Terraced Landscape" on the reverse.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £12,000

The Marino Golinelli Collection

Collection
13 October 2007, 1pm
London